There have been many sightings of wild pigs reported in Manitoba over the last decade, and we suspect the population is growing. Wild pigs are an invasive species that ruin wildlife habitat, put our native wildlife species at risk, damage cropland and pose a significant disease risk to farm-raised pigs. A total population estimate and accurate location information is not currently available.
When reporting, please include:
- Date and time of day the pigs were observed
- Legal land description, geocoordinates, or other specific description of the location (a cell phone photo with location service turned on will automatically include the geocoordinates)
- Number and age class of pigs (i.e. number of adults and number of piglets, if applicable)
- Observed behaviour of the pigs (i.e. are they causing any habitat/property damage or displaying aggressive behaviour toward people or domestic animals)
Manager of Swine Health Programs